A4 Avant, TT and A2 also honoured by readers of Fleet Management and Fleet Week
Votes posted by readers of the corporate sector titles Fleet Management and Fleet Week have secured the Audi A4 saloon the title of New Fleet Car of the Year in the magazines’ annual Fleet Excellence Awards.
Also destined for the Audi trophy cabinet are the Estate Car of the Year Award for the A4 Avant, the Sports Car of the Year Award for the TT quattro and bronze awards for the aluminium-bodied A2 variable compact and the unique Audi multitronic continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Following its first test of the A4 in 2000, Fleet Management magazine commented: "The A4 is probably the best quality sub-£20,000 car available, a fact which can only help its case after three years or 60,000 miles." In its awards editorial, the magazine added: "That Audi - rather than a more traditionally fleet-focused carmaker - has scooped the most prestigious Fleet Excellence award..........is a testament to its efforts in meeting the needs of the tough corporate market."
The A4 Avant was branded a ‘practical car which also sells on dynamics and style’, and the A2 ‘a technological and environmental tour de force for Audi’. The Fleet Management team was equally complimentary about the TT, writing: "User-choosers have been drawn to the looks, the brand and the quality.......It’s a sound RV bet for fleet managers too."
Stephen Butt, Head of Corporate Sales for Audi UK, is understandably delighted with this result: "These awards are of great significance to us because they reflect the views of the people who matter most, namely the fleet managers and fleet professionals who actually live the ‘Audi Experience’ on a long-term basis. They prove that Audi UK not only has an exceptional portfolio of products to cater for the fleet market, but also the service infrastructure to back them up."Published 31 January 2002